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Brother, can you spare a quatloo?

I realize nothing is as important as discussing me and my extreme lactose tolerance, but I’d like to aim you over to Stashiu’s Space for a sec. You know Stash as a career soldier and proud moron. If you read this series over at Patterico’s a year or so ago, you know he also did a stint as an army psych nurse at Gitmo. So…ummm…holy shit, basically.

Anyhoo, Stash adopted a couple of little girls, and now he finds out his first lawyer didn’t get the paperwork quite right, and it’s all come back to bite him in the ass in a Big and Very Scary Way. Legally, emotionally and…<cough> financially.

Go over and hit his Amazon hoozit, if you can spare a few quatloos (good on DPUD for helping him figure some of this stuff out).

He’ll be AFK for a while, working it out, but a supportive message is
always welcome, too.

Carry on!

sock it to me

Comments


Comment from LemurKing
Time: April 28, 2008, 7:09 pm

Thanks for posting this, Weas. Good on you.

 


Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: April 28, 2008, 7:21 pm

Duh. I was over there and didn’t think to grub for change. Anyway, good on yer Weas, for thinking of it.

And if you (weaselly readers, that is) still ‘ave a couple of kumquats or squitloos or whatever, you might consider visiting Gates of Vienna and showing them some love too, as PJM has severed the relationship there…meaning the Baron has to come up with the rent money.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 28, 2008, 7:33 pm

Aw, hell. I needed to pay my bills online anyway. Goin’ two more places only takes a second…done.

God I do love the Innertubes.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 28, 2008, 9:20 pm

…and speaking of Quatloos…

I always liked the Portuguese monetary unit “Escudo”.

It sounds like it comes from an organic orifice, somewhere, with plenty of grunting and unattractive fluids involved.

 


Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: April 28, 2008, 9:24 pm

It sounds like it comes from an organic orifice, somewhere, with plenty of grunting and unattractive fluids involved.

Considering that most natural cork is still produced in Portugal, I may never handle a cork again because it occurs to me that cork makers have also handled their escudos!

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 28, 2008, 9:57 pm

Maybe they cork the orifice to keep it from … exuding … escudos.

Ew. An exudation of escudos.

 


Comment from LemurKing
Time: April 28, 2008, 10:52 pm

May I suggest “wampum”? Run with it, Goo-Boy

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: April 29, 2008, 12:03 am

Dear Ms. Weasel:

I should like to file a complaint with regard to this here site. It seems lately I end up missing funds from my bank account after visiting here. There must be some correlation.

All kidding aside…very good on you, Your Stoatliness. Thank you for helping us help out a true gentleman and fellow dexteroblogosphere blogger.

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: April 29, 2008, 12:11 am

Kudos to the bloggers who’re spreading the word.
Kudos to the Morons who’re donating.
And kudos to DPUD for being such a swell guy in supporting Stashiu.

 


Comment from EW1(SG)
Time: April 29, 2008, 1:34 am

dexteroblogosphere

Muslihoon, if you keep using words like that, I’m leaving, and your Momma will likely wash out your mouth with soap.

Hell, I’m leaving anyway. Good night all.

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 29, 2008, 5:24 am

Escudos. I have a number. It’s one of my favorite coins. “Escudo” means “shield” I seem to recall.

I collect old European coinage of no particular value. Do you know, it can be difficult to buy things that aren’t worth much. It’s not worth somebody’s time to sell them. So I buy a 25-pound bag at a time.

Do you know how many coins are in a 25 pound bag? A shitload, that’s how many.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 29, 2008, 7:34 am

I have a number.

Was that a subtle understatement?

I envision bags and bags, laying around Weasel House, getting in the way of floor sanding crews and furnace men. “Oh! Don’t mind the Pieces of Eight, mates! Argh!”, said captain Stoaty – swishing her sword around menacingly.

 


Comment from federico
Time: April 29, 2008, 9:01 am

federico@nodo.uncu.edu.ar

 


Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 29, 2008, 9:46 am

Federico, honey…did you just flunk the comment box?

You aren’t far wrong, McGoo. Two great boxes of coins (and several stacks of Victrola records) are among the last awkward heavy things I can’t work out what to do with.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 29, 2008, 9:56 am

Weazel, I know what I would do with ’em if I had a few spare dollars and some time:

Mail a selection of coins to neighbors or complete strangers – anonymously. You could even put in a ‘letter’ from a fictitious coin appraiser stating that not only are the samples completely worthless, but are probably diseased, and for your victim to never waste the appraisers time again!

I almost sent a cheerfully oblivious email to Ferdy – but decided that my sense of humor is not always perceived as I would wish it.

Boo-boos (your or those of others) are ALWAYS an opportunity to be really, really silly.

 


Comment from Gnus
Time: April 29, 2008, 10:25 am

As a variation on a theme, you could send coins to strangers with a note thanking them for the opportunity to actually experience such a rare find, say that you were sooooo tempted to flee to Zanzibar with the specimens to live happily ever after, and say that you can hardly wait to see the rest of them.

Include the phrase “worth a fortune” for best results.

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 29, 2008, 10:33 am

Gnus – that’s even better!

And … for the return addresses … put the addresses of other ‘coin’ recipients, so that a little positive feedback could occur.

Another seemingly insoluble problem that crumbles in the face of Goo & Gnu ingenuity!

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: April 29, 2008, 11:15 am

Who Gnu, Goo?

 


Comment from Steamboat McGoo
Time: April 29, 2008, 11:31 am

Only you, Mu!

 


Comment from Gnus
Time: April 29, 2008, 7:10 pm

Now I’m hungry for some chinese food.

 


Comment from Muslihoon
Time: April 29, 2008, 9:31 pm

Chinese food? 你是白鬼!

 

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